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19 Best Books on Improving Memory

Discover a wide range of books on improving memory, packed with practical tips and techniques to boost your cognitive abilities.


Make It Stick

by Peter C. Brown, Mark A. McDaniel, Henry L. Roediger III

4.7 (3014 reviews)

What is Make It Stick about?

"Make It Stick" explores the science behind effective learning strategies, challenging traditional methods and offering evidence-based techniques to enhance memory and retention. Drawing on cognitive psychology and real-life examples, the authors delve into the importance of active learning, spaced repetition, and retrieval practice. This thought-provoking book provides practical insights and actionable tips to help readers optimize their learning and achieve long-term mastery in any field.

Who should read Make It Stick

  • Students looking to improve their learning strategies and study habits.

  • Educators seeking evidence-based techniques to enhance student learning.

  • Professionals interested in maximizing their own learning and retention.



by Lisa Genova

4.7 (1969 reviews)

What is Remember about?

In this insightful exploration of memory, Lisa Genova delves into the intricate workings of the human mind. Drawing from scientific research and personal anecdotes, she uncovers the mechanisms behind memory formation, retention, and forgetting. Genova skillfully navigates the complexities of Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injuries, and age-related memory decline, offering practical strategies to enhance memory and preserve cognitive health. "Remember" is a captivating blend of science and storytelling that sheds light on the fascinating world of memory.

Who should read Remember

  • Students and researchers interested in understanding the intricacies of memory.

  • Individuals seeking practical strategies to improve their memory skills.

  • Anyone curious about the science behind forgetting and remembering.


Learning How To Learn

by Barbara Oakley, Terrence Sejnowski

4.7 (1109 reviews)

What is Learning How To Learn about?

This book offers practical strategies and insights on how to excel academically without sacrificing all your free time. Written by two renowned experts, it provides valuable tips on effective learning techniques, time management, and overcoming common obstacles. Whether you're a student struggling to keep up or simply looking to enhance your learning abilities, this book is a comprehensive guide to achieving success in school while maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

Who should read Learning How To Learn

  • High school and college students looking to improve their study skills.

  • Working professionals seeking to enhance their learning abilities.

  • Parents and educators interested in helping students excel academically.


The Goal

by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox

4.6 (5197 reviews)

What is The Goal about?

"The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement" is a thought-provoking business novel that follows the journey of a struggling manufacturing plant manager named Alex Rogo. Faced with the threat of closure, Alex embarks on a quest to save his failing factory by implementing the Theory of Constraints. Through a captivating narrative, the book explores the principles of continuous improvement, problem-solving, and the importance of aligning business goals with customer needs.

Who should read The Goal

  • Business professionals seeking to optimize their company's operations.

  • Managers and executives looking to improve productivity and efficiency.

  • Students studying operations management and business process improvement.


How to Break Up with Your Phone

by Catherine Price

4.6 (2403 reviews)

What is How to Break Up with Your Phone about?

In this insightful guide, Catherine Price offers a practical and eye-opening approach to help readers regain control over their digital lives. With a blend of scientific research, personal anecdotes, and actionable tips, she explores the detrimental effects of excessive phone usage and provides a step-by-step plan to break free from the addictive grip of technology. This book serves as a wake-up call, empowering readers to establish healthier relationships with their phones and reclaim their time and attention for more meaningful experiences.

Who should read How to Break Up with Your Phone

  • Individuals struggling to find a healthy balance with their smartphones.

  • Parents concerned about their children's excessive phone usage.

  • Professionals seeking to improve productivity and reduce digital distractions.


Your Brain at Work

by David Rock

4.6 (867 reviews)

What is Your Brain at Work about?

In this insightful book, the author delves into the inner workings of the brain to provide practical strategies for optimizing productivity and focus. Drawing from neuroscience and psychology, he offers valuable techniques to overcome distractions and enhance cognitive performance. With relatable examples and engaging storytelling, this book equips readers with the knowledge to work smarter, manage their attention, and achieve peak performance throughout the day.

Who should read Your Brain at Work

  • Professionals seeking effective strategies to improve focus and productivity.

  • Individuals struggling with distractions and seeking practical solutions.

  • Anyone interested in understanding how the brain works during work.


Wired to Create

by Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., Carolyn Gregoire

4.6 (299 reviews)

What is Wired to Create about?

"Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind" explores the inner workings of the creative mind, delving into the psychology and neuroscience behind human creativity. Written by Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., and Carolyn Gregoire, this insightful book examines the traits, habits, and practices that foster creativity, offering practical advice and inspiring stories to help readers tap into their own creative potential.

Who should read Wired to Create

  • Aspiring artists and writers seeking to understand the creative process.

  • Psychologists and researchers interested in the science of creativity.

  • Anyone looking to unlock their own creative potential.


Unlimited Memory

by Kevin Horsley

4.5 (7742 reviews)

What is Unlimited Memory about?

In this insightful guide, the author shares powerful techniques to enhance memory and boost productivity. Drawing from his personal experiences, Kevin Horsley provides practical strategies to improve learning, retention, and recall. From memory palaces to effective study habits, this book equips readers with the tools to unlock their unlimited memory potential and achieve greater success in their personal and professional lives.

Who should read Unlimited Memory

  • Students looking to improve their learning techniques and memory skills.

  • Professionals seeking to enhance their productivity and retention abilities.

  • Individuals interested in personal development and maximizing their cognitive potential.


Moonwalking with Einstein

by Joshua Foer

4.5 (7015 reviews)

What is Moonwalking with Einstein about?

In this captivating exploration of memory, the author delves into the fascinating world of mental athletes and their extraordinary abilities to remember vast amounts of information. Through his personal journey, he uncovers ancient techniques and modern research that reveal the secrets behind memory enhancement. With a blend of science, history, and personal anecdotes, this book offers valuable insights into the art of remembering and challenges our understanding of what our minds are truly capable of.

Who should read Moonwalking with Einstein

  • Students looking to improve their memory and study skills.

  • Professionals seeking to enhance their cognitive abilities and productivity.

  • Anyone interested in the fascinating world of memory and neuroscience.



by Ethan Kross, Ph.D.

4.5 (3238 reviews)

What is Chatter about?

In this insightful book, a renowned psychologist delves into the power of our inner voice and its impact on our lives. Drawing from scientific research and personal anecdotes, the author explores how our self-talk can either empower or hinder us. With practical strategies and techniques, he guides readers on how to better manage their inner chatter, leading to improved well-being, decision-making, and overall mental health.

Who should read Chatter

  • Individuals seeking to understand and control their inner thoughts.

  • Psychologists and researchers interested in the power of self-talk.

  • Anyone looking to improve their mental well-being and self-awareness.



by Philip E. Tetlock Ph.D., Dan Gardner

4.5 (2606 reviews)

What is Superforecasting about?

"Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction" explores the fascinating world of forecasting and the individuals who excel at it. Written by Philip E. Tetlock Ph.D. and Dan Gardner, this book delves into the techniques and mindset of superforecasters, individuals who consistently make accurate predictions. Through engaging stories and scientific research, the authors reveal the secrets behind their success, offering valuable insights into improving our own forecasting abilities.

Who should read Superforecasting

  • Aspiring forecasters seeking to improve their prediction skills.

  • Researchers interested in the science behind accurate forecasting.

  • Decision-makers looking to make better informed choices based on predictions.


Music Theory

by Nicolas Carter

4.5 (1871 reviews)

What is Music Theory about?

This comprehensive guide takes readers on a journey from complete novice to expert in music theory. Written by Nicolas Carter, it offers a step-by-step approach to understanding and learning music theory effortlessly. With clear explanations and practical exercises, this book covers everything from basic concepts to advanced techniques, making it an essential resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of music theory and improve their musical skills.

Who should read Music Theory

  • Aspiring musicians seeking a comprehensive guide to mastering music theory.

  • Absolute beginners looking to understand the fundamentals of music theory.

  • Experienced musicians wanting to deepen their knowledge and skills in music theory.


You Are Not So Smart

by David McRaney

4.5 (1859 reviews)

What is You Are Not So Smart about?

In this eye-opening book, the author delves into the fascinating world of human psychology to expose the numerous ways in which we deceive ourselves. From the illusion of knowledge to the power of confirmation bias, McRaney explores why we believe false information, make irrational decisions, and maintain an inflated sense of self. With wit and insight, he challenges our assumptions, revealing the quirks and biases that shape our thinking and behavior in the age of social media and beyond.

Who should read You Are Not So Smart

  • Anyone interested in understanding the illusions and biases of human cognition.

  • Social media users seeking insights into their online behavior.

  • Individuals curious about the fallibility of their own memories.


A Whole New Mind

by Daniel H. Pink

4.5 (1536 reviews)

What is A Whole New Mind about?

In this thought-provoking book, the author explores the shift in the skills required for success in the modern world. Daniel H. Pink argues that the future belongs to individuals who possess right-brain qualities such as creativity, empathy, and intuition, rather than the traditional left-brain skills of logic and analysis. Through engaging anecdotes and compelling research, Pink presents a compelling case for the importance of cultivating a whole new mind to thrive in the ever-evolving future.

Who should read A Whole New Mind

  • Professionals seeking to thrive in a rapidly changing creative economy.

  • Entrepreneurs looking to harness the power of innovative thinking.

  • Students and educators interested in developing essential right-brain skills.


This book will teach you how to write better

by Neville Medhora

4.5 (1112 reviews)

What is This book will teach you how to write better about?

"This book will teach you how to write better" is a comprehensive guide that equips aspiring writers with the essential tools and techniques to enhance their writing skills. Written by Neville Medhora, this book offers practical advice, tips, and exercises to help readers improve their writing style, grammar, and overall clarity. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, this book is a valuable resource for anyone looking to communicate effectively through the written word.

Who should read This book will teach you how to write better

  • Aspiring writers seeking practical tips to improve their writing skills.

  • Professionals looking to enhance their written communication abilities.

  • Students and academics aiming to refine their academic writing style.


The Art of Creative Thinking

by John Adair

4.5 (24 reviews)

What is The Art of Creative Thinking about?

"The Art of Creative Thinking" by John Adair is a practical guide that explores the process of generating innovative ideas. Filled with insightful techniques and real-life examples, this book equips readers with the tools to enhance their creativity and develop great ideas. Adair delves into various aspects of creative thinking, including problem-solving, brainstorming, and fostering a creative environment. Whether you're an individual seeking personal growth or a team leader aiming to inspire innovation, this book offers valuable strategies for unlocking your creative potential.

Who should read The Art of Creative Thinking

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to unlock their creative potential.

  • Professionals in creative industries looking to enhance their innovative skills.

  • Students and educators interested in fostering creativity and idea generation.


New Dark Age

by James Bridle

4.3 (206 reviews)

What is New Dark Age about?

In "New Dark Age," James Bridle explores the complex relationship between technology and society, shedding light on the potential consequences of our increasing reliance on digital systems. Bridle delves into topics such as artificial intelligence, climate change, and surveillance, urging readers to critically examine the impact of technology on our lives. With thought-provoking insights, the book challenges our assumptions about progress and offers a sobering reflection on the future we are creating.

Who should read New Dark Age

  • Technology enthusiasts seeking a critical examination of its implications.

  • Futurists and philosophers exploring the consequences of technological advancements.

  • Policy makers and educators interested in understanding the impact of technology on society.


Seeing What Others Don’t

by Dr. Gary Klein

4.2 (490 reviews)

What is Seeing What Others Don’t about?

In "Seeing What Others Don't," Dr. Gary Klein explores the fascinating world of insights and how they are formed. Through captivating stories and research, he delves into the minds of experts from various fields to uncover the hidden processes behind their remarkable ability to gain insights. This thought-provoking book offers valuable insights into how we can enhance our own ability to see what others often miss, ultimately leading to more innovative and creative thinking.

Who should read Seeing What Others Don’t

  • Business professionals seeking to enhance their problem-solving skills.

  • Researchers and psychologists interested in the science of insight.

  • Individuals looking to unlock their creative potential and gain new perspectives.


Stolen Focus

by Johann Hari

What is Stolen Focus about?

In "Stolen Focus," Johann Hari explores the modern epidemic of attention deficit and offers a compelling analysis of why our ability to concentrate has been hijacked. Drawing on scientific research and personal anecdotes, Hari delves into the impact of technology, social media, and societal pressures on our ability to think deeply. With practical strategies and thought-provoking insights, this book aims to help readers reclaim their attention and cultivate a more focused and fulfilling life.

Who should read Stolen Focus

  • Students struggling with concentration and seeking strategies for deep thinking.

  • Professionals overwhelmed by distractions and seeking techniques to regain focus.

  • Individuals interested in understanding the impact of modern technology on attention span.